METRO Briefs

Posted on August 20, 2008

Bus shelter built using soda bottles

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Local architects won a contest based on their design of an art bus shelter made of Ale 8 One soda bottles. LexTran will supply the base and maintain the shelter. For the full story, click here.

Light rail station promised to open on time

SEATTLE — Sound Transit is planning to finish a light rail station at the Seattle-Tacoma airport by late December, but a federal oversight report estimates that the station will be delayed until 2010. For the full story, click here.

Judge rejects MBTA injunction request

BOSTON — A U.S. district judge has dissolved the gag order on three M.I.T. students, who planned to present information about security discrepancies in the MBTA security system, despite MBTA’s request for a five-month injunction. For the full story, click here.

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